The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 21.2.1807

I.e. the Athenian statesman Solon (ca 638 – ca 560 BC) was called one of the Seven Wise Men of Greece and is known for the quotation: Nothing in excess.
Lycurgus appears to have been a historical figure in the 700s BC and was known for his Spartan legislation.
Neither of the two statues was made, but the empty niches are still seen on the façade of the courthouse today, see more in the Commission for the Copenhagen Town Hall and Courthouse.

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